Baked, our hip new bakery on East Bay Street downtown, has proclaimed these days we’re living through “Lemonfest 2009.” 
For the sour fest, they’ve created a trio of lemon desserts:

  • Lemon Drop Cake, a lemon cake filled with lemon curd and frosted in lemon buttercream (drool)
  • Lemon Mini Bundt, a tiny cake with just a dollop of fresh lemon curd in the middle
  • Lemon Lime Bars, classic lemon bars with a lime zest for added zing

The best part of Lemonfest? Free lemon marshmallows when you buy any of the lemon desserts.

Over on James Island, at the good ol’ Charleston Cookie Company, they’ve introduced a Charleston version of the Whoopie Pie. They take rich buttercream frosting and smush it between two of their gigantic cookies, creating a giant gourmet version of the classic confection. Of course, the middle’s not really smushed, but rather prettily piped between the cookies.

As for the free baked good? All patrons of Charleston Cookie Company are treated to a free cookie when they drop in and stock up. So do it. Now.